Centers of Excellence

Shoulder

The shoulder joint has the greatest range of motion of any joint in your body. Shoulder injuries can develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, an injury, or the aging process.

Expertise and experience

The physicians at OSS are board certified and have specialized training to diagnose the problem and treat it, utilizing both non-operative and operative treatment options. When surgery is indicated, our fellowship-trained shoulder surgeons use the latest techniques and advanced procedures to restore function and range of motion.

Many shoulder surgeries can either be done arthroscopically or with the open procedure.

Arthroscopic procedures

Arthroscopic procedures are performed through small incisions using a camera to visualize the inside of the shoulder joint. A camera is inserted into one incision and small instruments through the other incisions. Arthroscopic procedures decrease the size of the surgical scar and the amount of pain after the operation, and also speed up the rehabilitation after the operation.

Open techniques

Open techniques are tried and true. The procedure uses larger incisions enabling the surgeon to look inside the shoulder joint. It may be better for certain procedures under certain circumstances. Your doctor will be able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the different types of shoulder surgery to see which option is best for you.

Conditions we see and treat

Just some of the shoulder conditions that can be treated surgically if all other non-surgical treatments fail are as follows:

Rotator cuff tears

The main goals of rotator cuff surgery include relieving the shoulder pain, improving the strength and increasing the function of the shoulder.

Impingement

Post-traumatic shoulder instability can be corrected with surgical procedures that are designed to repair and tighten the ligaments of the shoulder that have been stretched as well as to strengthen the ligaments that keep the shoulder in the joint normally.

Shoulder fractures and dislocations

The surgical operations that can be done in order to prevent shoulder dislocations are designed to repair and strengthen the ligaments that normally keep the shoulder in the joint.

So if you need shoulder surgery, ask for the OSS Orthopaedic Hospital for specially trained shoulder surgeons utilizing the latest techniques.